Cllr demands “good manners” from Minister Hogan

At Tuesday night’s meeting of Ballyshannon Town Council a town councillor claimed that they were being drip - fed information as to the future of Town Councils by the Minister and said that a bit of “good manners by the Minister would cost nothing.”

At Tuesday night’s meeting of Ballyshannon Town Council a town councillor claimed that they were being drip - fed information as to the future of Town Councils by the Minister and said that a bit of “good manners by the Minister would cost nothing.”

Cllr. Pat O’Malley said that there was an onus on the Minister of the Environment, Phil Hogan TD to provide clarification to councillors who had served their communities for many years.

“All we know is the information that we read in the press.

“In all fairness we should be told exactly what the situation is instead of the drip feeding just like the water charges, the water meters and household taxes to name but a few.

“Good manners costs nothing but all we are getting is sound bytes from the Minister.”

The Chairman of the Council, John Meehan said, “At the recent Fine Gael Ard Fheis, the Minister did say that they were looking at reform of local authorities but added that no final decision had been made.

“Along with our colleagues in Bundoran Town Council we put forward an excellent plan and we will have to await the outcome.”